Much like freedom of speech doesn't mean you can yell fire in a crowded theater, fox should be banned because it is interfering with our democracy. Yes, you may have your own opinion, but not your own facts. Fox lies, and study after study shows this. Yes, MSNBC is left leaning, but they do not fabricate or distort. The hosts are highly educated, serious people.
Fox was not given a license in Canada because they have a law that does not allow broadcasters to lie. Hmmm. Look, banning Fox aside, just look at the hosts. If you think Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, and the clowns on Fox and Friends and the five are people to take seriously, then you may have deeper issues with character judgement.
Bottom line, Fox does lie and distort, and a strong case can be made that the FCC should rescind their license. This is not a free speech issue, it is an issue of irresponsibility on our airwaves.
By the way, now that the GOP is trying to subvert our democracy by suppressing voting, they have crossed a line into the area of being decidedly un-American, and if you are a republican you need to seriously re-assess your party affiliation.
While I am all for the freedom of the press and all of that good stuff in the first amendment, I think that we would all be doing the world a huge favor if we were to shut down Fox News and otherwise get rid of the filth that they broadcast.
Their awful lying is hard to watch. Even one or two of their commentators called out Trump. Otherwise they spread too much propaganda. The only station Trumps cult listens to. When we end up with a one party, long term leader maybe they will wake up. We're no better than third world countries now. SAD!
They are colluding with the White House and providing policy that Trump adopts........Sean Hannity has been proven to be feeding Trump opinions of the Station and the mouthpiece so called reporters distort and downright lie or worse yet, omit ...They attack the laws and condone collusion with Russia , etc. Disgusting and un-American
The misleading nature of virtually everything that is spoken aloud or implied on this and their affiliate networks damages all news. Fox tries to push their lies and filth as truth and in turn points to the truth spoken on other networks as lies. Fox and all it's affiliates and holdings are evil.
This product is not about informing people. The purpose is to play off people anger and fear to make money for The Murdoch family. Secondly it is to push views of extreme wealth who want more out of the average worker than they can get today. Its frogs in a pan wondering what the boiling smell is.
It just speads pro-Trump alt-right propaganda and distorts the news in a way that makes Trump look good. They make a mockery of the right to freedom of speach. They laugh at the fact they kids are getting slaughtered in schools and migrant kids are getting separated for their parents and locked in cages. All they care about is republicans "winning" and they don't care who that "winning" hurts. They want to take away womens rights, Lgbtq rights and the rights of immigrants coming into American. They portray Mexicans and Central Americans as criminals and rapists, which they are not. All they do is spread the fake news Trump wants them to.
No critical thinking and will go to great lengths to prove only their side. Could be dangerous if they fool people that a mass shooting isn't happening when it really is.
They lie too much and have gone with too many crazy theories. Plus, why try so hard to help an evil person? Think about it. To he'll with the opposite news channels as well.
Only truth and logical law.
Argument? The slander, the bias, the lies, the racism! Take your pick. Not to mention cancelling great shows in favor of horribly boring ones. Besides, at this point I haven't watched anything from Fox in years anyway. Just shut them down already before they cancel another potentially good show in it's 1st season that otherwise could've been created by any of the better companies. Or at least publically release any held rights so someone else could pick it up.
The FCC is an independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress. One of its functions is to ensure that television journalists are held to a higher standard when reporting the news. Basically, it attempts to protect people or television viewers from being given information that is deemed false or extremely misleading and harmful, based on current factual evidence. Anyone can report complaints to the FCC and the FCC will review them, punishing those who break the rules, as necessity dictates. Now, only those entities that are registered with the FCC will be reviewed by the FCC, and held to their standard.
Fox News is not registered with the FCC, and is not held to this standard. CNN and MSNBC are registered with the FCC and are held to this standard.
Now, the FCC does regulate local Fox-owned TV stations, but not Fox News.
Since Fox News is not subject to FCC regulation they are able to present things that may not be completely factual and get away with doing that. Whereas stations such as CNN and MSNBC are regulated by the FCC and cannot get away with doing that. Sure, CNN or MSNBC may lean certain directions, depending on the host, but they are regulated, and Fox News is not.
In 2007, TV Guide, a magazine that was owned at the time by Rupert Murdoch (now the CEO of Fox News), labeled Fox News an entertainment channel. And in 2015 Roger Ailes (a former fox CEO) said that he did not view the news networks like CNN and MSNBC as rivals, but instead considered the competition of FOX to be TNT, USA, and ESPN. In other words, he seemed to consider entertainment channels to be his competition rather than news networks.
All of the above information, besides viewing the program itself, is what has led many people to consider Fox News to be a fake or fictional news source.
That's not to say that Fox news never has any honest news, but it is to say that they can get away with presenting much more dishonest news than CNN or MSNBC.
The main issue that I have with Fox News is that many of their viewers don't know about the above information, and really believe everything they see on Fox News. This can cause confusion, and can lead to false or extremely misleading information being seen as factual or truthful. If Fox were willing to put a clear disclaimer, so that their viewers were aware of the truth, then I would say that they shouldn't be shut down. However, because of the confusion caused due to the absence of a clear disclaimer, I do feel like they should be shut down.
If you want to shut them down for giving their own opinions or "lying" you would have to shut down every other news organization going from tv to newspaper to radio. Any story you read or watch or listen to has bias in it in some way. There is no 100% objectivism in news media. So if you ban Fox News you have to ban every other news organization.
Not all that said turns out true but 99. 9% of the stories since late 2015 early 2016 to today have turned out to be true with facts from the courts, FBI and many other government law enforcement entities. We always say "if they say it's not true give it 6 months and the facts will come out, " so just keep trying to silence opposing voices rather than debate them, I guess you can't take the debate when you are filled with hate for everyone and everything you don't believe in. Good luck to you all in this unforgiving world we live in today! We do still live in the greatest country we all have ever known!
Fox News tells the truth with facts not personal opinions of very opinionated people like Don Lemon Chris Cuomo J Reid you never hear Fox reporters giving out lie after lie after what Biden just created in Afghanistan which has put the rest of the free world at risk you still hear disrespectful CNN MSNBC ABC only comment “Biden did say he would leave Afghanistan “ what they should be doing is investigating Why did he make armed forces runaway early hours of the morning? Why did our armed forces leave every piece of equipment and clothing Drones and Files full of information? Why according to rules of departure did he not blow this equipment etc up? Why did Biden not tell the allies that have been supporting the USA that he made the USA runaway. . The supposed strongest best military in the world? Why haven’t they asked how the British French Italian Indian Australians etc How they feel about a power that runaway in the night? Why haven’t they asked why the service people he sent back in a rush were the youngest few with experience of world /Middle East countries? Fox News does but CNN MSNBC ABC go on about irrelevant gossip and are still blaming Trump how that man must of terrified the so called Democrats who had so much power over the years the corruption is unbelievable but the saddest and most disgraceful disrespectful thing Biden did was look at his watch 13 times ( after every coffin was unloaded) Fox asked why and were told ‘oh he was checking his rosary ‘ let’s see how long it takes one of his people to get a watch made with a religious figure on it …. The parents that were brave enough to face him because they were brave they had lost a loved one. . They saw him looking at his watch when he chose to talk to them it was about his son Beau who had been a vet but died after leaving the forces of a tumour he wasn’t in combat and it wasn’t about Biden and a brave mother in her grief wanted answers to which Biden stormed off raising his hand in a gesture of goodbye Why didn’t CNN MSNBC ABC follow the reason why he walked off what hat had the parent said Fox News did that’s journalism the sooner a shut down on stations that don’t want to tell the truth to the people the better. I apologise for saying so much but I’m so incensed by dangerous hypocrisy of beg tech and fraudulent media
Keep Fox News open it gives fact and truth from people’s concerned mouths not like CNN MSNBC with reports from Don Lemon etc they are dangerous and opinionated Fox News don’t give opinions they tell you and show you how comes CNN MSNBC don’t show and tell the USA people about Hunter Biden corruption we’ve seen photos of him in UK with children very sick …
I live in uk I watch news all over the world Fox News tells the truth CNN MSNBC why haven’t they advised USA of Hunter Biden why haven’t they asked why he’s not been arrested Texas border Why won’t Biden let film crews film border illegal children ness he created
The neo Marxist progressive authoritarian left can not tolerate even one opposing news and opinion source or that could undermine its near monopoly on propaganda. Fox can’t be censored by algorithms only by forced deplatforming from the public forum. This is what authoritarian fascism does. Every totalitarian regime does the same thing to control the narrative. The Nasi’s the Soviets, Communist China, Etc. Etc.
Any one who despises the first ammendment as most progressive democrats now do is a traitor to the constitution and the United States.
Same reason I didn’t watch the fawning media with the Cuomo brothers or the hateful and deceitful way Lemon and others literally espouse hate; people can choose to NOT WATCH! A one sided narrative with partial truths is not FREE speech. I don’t need the government to babysit me, Period.
So when did we become a nation of silence? When did america become china? Soo every time someone hates others thoughts they should be shut down? !
If one out let is shut down. . They all will be shut down.
Whose to say you won't be next? !
Tic tok! . . .
Editorials and commentaries are different from news.
CNN, NBC, And ABC all censor and slant news by what they don’t report on and the words they used. Notice “Trump calls for investigation into Biden” is sensationalized into “Trump illegally pushes for Hunter Biden investigation with false allegations of corruption. So both Fox and CNN editorialize their news. You have to watch Both. Shutting down one or the other is to promote only one view. This country is the last free country that allows for free and open debate, Why would anyone want to shut that down? If you do, You run the risk of shutting your own debate like this one down. Free speech should not be censored even what you consider to be vile and violent. I may not Agee with you, But I’ll defend to my death your right to say it.
To get a proper perspective of the points and counter points in our culture, I watch and read many news sites. To understand the right I watch Fox and Newsmax. To understand the Left, I watch MSNBC and CNN. I also read. . . The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, And the Washington Times. I glean information from many other sources, Too. This country is, And has always been separated by philosophical differences. It is the vilification of one another and the refusal to compromise that threatens our democracy, Not a news channel.
The news will always be presented from a biased viewpoint. It will be compiled, Written, And reported by human beings that possess their own worldviews, Hold their own biases, And report in such a manner. This is nothing new. The British had Thomas Paine under threat of death. He was, Philosophically, About as far from the wishes and opinions of the crown as one could get. Lincoln was portrayed negatively in the press. Hoover. . . Bad reviews.
Here is an idea, Instead of censorship, Why not allow the news to be reported, And let the individual reader decide for his or herself what is relevant. That is not only freedom of the press but also freedom of the individual to choose. The greatest danger to this country is not the free flow of information and opinion. That is as American as it gets. The greatest danger we face is the belittlement, Vituperation, And outright condemnation of those we scarcely understand. Rural vs. Urban, Black vs. White, Old vs. Young, The list can go on indefinitely.
Isn't this country about freedom? Then how do we project and protect freedom by taking it from those with whom we disagree? You can argue about our past and the positions of the founders of this nation. Failures occurred in the past. As history unfolds, Our present day will be seen as lacking by future generations. We are human beings with our faults, Prejudices, And biases. We live in the times in which we are born. This is inescapable.
There is no utopia. Nirvana has never been achieved and will remain elusive. Winston Churchill commented, In 1947, "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, Except all the others that have been tried. "
Let's not throw out the proverbial baby with the bath water. We need to protect our freedoms and liberties. . . Freedom of speech, Freedom of religion, The freedom to assemble. Cherish your rights and liberties and hold them dear. They have been paid for in blood, The blood of our countrymen, And that of countless others who have struggled to throw off the chains of bondage in ages past.